World Mental Health Day was represented recently in Haverhill as a number of local agencies came together encouraging us to lead mentally healthier lives.
Every year, over 4,000 people in Haverhill will experience mental ill health; yet only a quarter will seek and receive treatment.
To encourage positive action and discussion amongst local people, Community Action Suffolk and local agencies co-ordinated a well attended drop-in event at the Burton Centre.
Elaine Hewes, of Community Action Suffolk says: “People of all ages and backgrounds in Suffolk are affected by mental ill health, and we want to let them know that there is a wide range of expert support and advice available.
“Great local organisations such as St. Nicholas Hospice Care, Live Well Suffolk, Healthwatch and Sue Ryder are all here to help.”
The event was part of Suffolk Health & Wellbeing month, a campaign that ran throughout October and included a range of healthy lifestyle and mental health events around the county.
If you would like information or a chat about mental health, contact Elaine at Community Action Suffolk email@example.com or call 07990576893.